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    Kashrus Concerns Beyond Veggies

    Kashrus agencies say majority of fruits and vegetables are now suspect for infestation; strawberries are in question. Full Story

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    why can't we go back to the days we lived according to shulchan arch and not "kashrus " business
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    why can't we go back to the days we lived according to shulchan arch and not "kashrus " business
    Sorry to hear about that
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    Sorry to hear about that

    When I was a young student in School we had a Rov teaching us Halochos.
    If a healthy eye can’t see bugs we can eat it.
    If we have to rely on a microscope you won’t be able to eat anything.

    great
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    great

    can someone tell me why if i open a restaurant i am not trusted without a hasgacha but the hasgacha companies (the for profit ones) they dont need to be observed?

    Dontbugme
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    Dontbugme

    If it can’t be seen by the naked eye, is it ‘there’? The air we breathe is full of tiny bugs. Did Moshe rabbeinu have a microscope? Please explain.

    agree with #2 & #4
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    agree with #2 & #4

    In Russia nobody had a microscope to check vegetables. And there were no pesticides either. Are these people saying our great-grandparents ate treif?!

    bugs
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    bugs

    We also hav microscopic bugs in our bodies too!
    We must be treif. (Sarcasm intended)

    #2,4+5
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    #2,4+5

    The bugs are visible to the naked eye. Just because you mistake it for a seed, dirt or anything else, does not make it kosher.

    please
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    please

    Someone knowledgable explain. And specify which fruits and veggies to check!!

    What is with this?
    Guest
    What is with this?

    Besides for the mention of artichokes (and strawberries questionably) there is no mention of any fruits or vegetables! What is one meant to do with this information?! Are we meant to stop buying fruits and vegetables entirely?! Are canned items included?! Botul beshishim? Either way, what kind of kashrus alert doesn’t mention the foods one is being alerted to?! Why not at-least include a list of those which are approved?! Either way, it would seem advisable to listen to the Rabbis, if only because it’s a cover story to protect us from, for exmaple, intelligence reports of certain foods being… Read more »

    Healthy Bubbie
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    Healthy Bubbie

    This is why organic shtick is a waste of money. It is impossible to grow fruit and vegetables without pesticide.

    Did they have pesticides in Russia
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    Did they have pesticides in Russia

    I don’t think they would spray thier fruits with chemicals back in the days but besides a strawberry wich is too questionable other fruits are ok because if the eyes don’t see bugs than it’s ok to eat this community is only getting stricter

    Strawberries make sense to look for bugs but artichokes?!
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    Strawberries make sense to look for bugs but artichokes?!

    A bit of a publicity cue, as he writes in the article “Bug checking has become a major topic for seminars for rabbis and mashgichim as well as ordinary consumers.”

    They have enough YouTube videos (usually badly made) On how to check for bugs.

    Simply put since they stopped using pesticides in the USA bugs have become a much bigger problem. I don’t understand why artichokes are problems, i also believe ive that if you are looking to find bugs and you have a microscope… You will find bugs.

    To 10
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    To 10

    To ppl in the know, organic produce should be just as clean as produce that is not organic. They are suposed to use organic pesticides. And other organic growing tips.

    Doesn't anyone care that it is forbidden to eat bugs?!
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    Doesn't anyone care that it is forbidden to eat bugs?!

    Instead of kvetching about everything, and fighting against any information that could keep one from eating “traif,” why not be grateful that we are being saved by the bugs in certain fruits and vegetables we might not have thought needed such checking!??

    as a mashigiach myself
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    as a mashigiach myself

    I had a talk with my head mashigiach once and he explained to me how all this “bug problems” are mostly about business and less about Halacha

    tzemach tzeddik said
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    tzemach tzeddik said

    That if you can’t see it by the naked eye then you don’t have to worry about it. Read the article again … These agencies are using a microscope.
    Pesticides are poison! Would you feed yourself or your kids Round-up? That is what you are eating when you don’t eat organic. Celery had more bugs that wash away in a second.
    Stop all the fuss and follow the tzemach tzeddik!

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